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Premium appointment is same day. Postal application takes few months- How long does it take normally to process an ILR application?
No, you must be working for the sponsor- Will I be able to leave my tier 2 sponsor (and leave UK or change employer) while the application is being assessed?
No, your application will become invalid- Will I be able to travel in and out of the UK while the application is being assessed?
No, you are free to leave the sponsor after ILR- Do I have any obligations to stay with my sponsor after the application is approved and the ILR is granted?
Your qualifying period starts from 5 January 2015. Days between visa issuance and first entry on Tier 2 can be counted towards ILR qualifying period upto a maximum of 90 days (which is fine in your case). Of course the 180 day rule still applies, and the number of days between visa issuance and entry (46 in your case) will be counted towards 180-day maximum absence as per current rules.So in my case below were the dates of my initial leave to remain:
- RCOS granted - 12 September 2014
- COS assigned - 18 November 2014
- Visa submitted in embassy - 2 December 2014
- Visa received back - 25 December 2014 (nothing written on Visa but I have email evidence from me to lawyer)
- Visa start date - 5 January 2015
- UK entry date - 19 February 2015
Not sure what is unclear in the above. You can apply within 28 days before the anniversary of the date your visa was stamped, i.e. 5th Jan.mhib wrote: ↑Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:54 pmHi,
Sorry for my late reply. Thank you very much for your help. I am still not clear on why they stated that
"Applicants can submit a settlement application up to 28 days before they would
reach the end of the specified period.
You must calculate the relevant qualifying period by counting backward from
whichever of the following is most beneficial to the applicant:
• the date of application
• the date of decision
• any date up to 28 days after the date of application"
This date in my case is about over 6 weeks earlier than the 5th of January. Or is that a contradiction in the regulation?
Not sure what is not clear when you have been advised it is from visa start date, as printed in your passport, so 5th Jan.Thanks alot, it is just that i was not sure whether it is the date on tyhe visa (5/1) or whether it is the date it was issued (3 weeks before that).
If the dates of her original visa are the same as yours, why do you think her ability to qualify for ILR is different to yours if she has held a PBS dependent visa for the whole time?? You have not stated anywhere in this topic what your partners visa issue, travel, expiry dates are so we will 'assume' they are the same as yours. Why is your employer concerned about your partners visa, it has nothing to do with them. She can choose to keep renewing her visa (if she doesn't pass LIUK for example) as often as she likes. She is NOT dependent on your employer, she is dependent on YOU.My employer has just asked me another question that I am struggling with. My current employer is not the same one i started with and I have been issued a new visa in May 2017. I know thsi should not be a problem for me. However, my partner did have a partner's visa but like me had no BRP card (they did not do them in 2015) so she had to do a new application and was granted a new visa with a new BRP. Does that effect her ability to apply to the ILR at the same time as me? I do not think so but my employer seem to doubt it!